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Praise for Jesus Feminist
"Sarah Bessey is so gifted a writer, so smart and welcoming and humble, the Church might not even notice how often it gets kicked between its 'doctrinally sound traditions,' where it hurts. But what makes Jesus Feminist so fantastic, so challenging, is Bessey's ability to be both the friend who tells us the truth about womanhood inside our churches and the sage who shows us how Jesus embraced equality and how we can do it better. With Jesus Feminist, Bessey is a modern-day Moses, seeking to not only free a Church held captive by dogma but also to redeem generations of women who have been stifled and silenced far too long."
—Matthew Paul Turner, author of Churched
"Jesus Feminist is a book that needed to be written! With honest vulnerability and a strong biblical foundation, Sarah Bessey shares her very personal journey and insight regarding the roles and qualifications for women in ministry. This book is a call and an invitation toward freedom and accountability. With honor and high regard for men and women alike, it beautifully portrays the wonder of what can happen when we take our places together and walk out the gifts and callings that God has placed within us as His Church."
—Helen Burns, author of Miracle in a Mother's Hug and What Dads Need to Know About Daughters and Moms Need to Know About Sons
"I want to write like Sarah Bessey. What she does with words is extraordinary, and the topic she's chosen is so deeply important. Jesus Feminist is a beautiful, challenging, rich, gutsy book, an absolute must-read."
—Shauna Niequist, author of Bread & Wine
"I've read countless books addressing the place of women in the kingdom, and I have never, ever read anything so lovely, so generous, profound and humble as Jesus Feminist. If you're expecting anger or defensiveness or aggression, move on. If you are looking for intelligence and warmth and spirit, read this immediately."
—Jen Hatmaker, author of 7 and Interrupted
"Sarah Bessey makes me want to get to know Jesus all over again, but this time specifically through my womanly flesh, engaging God with the glorious gift of being a woman rather than in spite of it."
—Enuma Okoro, author of Silence and Reluctant Pilgrim